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Tokyo: Stocks open higher on ebbing Syria fears


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, extending rallies in New York on receded fears over potential US-led military strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.71 per cent, or 154.20 points, to 21,814.48 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.62 per cent, or 10.62 points, at 1,729.14.


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